Caitlin & Chrisopher – Wedding December 15, 2012
Ceremony & Reception – The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, New Orleans, LA
We did a ‘First Look’ for Caitlin & Christopher for their destination wedding at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel on Canal St. in New Orleans. I met Caitlin in her room first, which was a perfect location as it has a bedroom and a living room area that were separated by French doors. Christopher came in a little later and Caitlin hid behind the door, totally by chance we got a great series of shots with each of them in the photo, but not seeing each other. I get this photo requested a lot, seems to be one of the popular Pinterest wedding photos these days. I generally feel trying to recreate photos found elsewhere is never as good as getting genuine photos of the moment that occur naturally. In this case, we happened to do both at the same time, without even trying. As they had a sit down dinner planned after the ceremony, we did most of the posed photos before the ceremony, and only a few afterward. It was a lovely wedding, unhurried because we planned for plenty of time before the ceremony to get all the photos in a relaxed manner. Caitlin is also a big fan of B&W photographs, which was perfect for the candid style of her wedding photos.